Combating Major Diseases Since 2003
In 2003, when the world was combating SARS, Richard Lee was the first in the world to utilize FLIR thermal cameras to quickly and accurately screen large numbers of persons for fever symptoms using the isotherm feature.
In general, the isotherm feature will mark the persons with elevated body temperature with a chosen colour (normally green or red). This method has since been followed by users all around the world.
In 2009, the Ministry of Health Malaysia, installed FLIR Thermal cameras at the various border checkpoints to screen travellers for fever symptoms in the fight against A(H1N1).
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin inspected the systems when it was first installed at KLIA.
The technology was proven to be a major success because it had managed to accurately detect many persons with fever symptoms who later tested positive for A(H1N1).
Since then, MOH made the use of FLIR thermal cameras at various entry points into Malaysia a permanent feature to combat the spread of diseases.